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8 Tips for a great road trip

Road trips are simply awesome!

A memorable road trip will be with you for the rest of your life because the excitement to simply get up and embark on an adventure full of unknowns is definitely worth a drive.

These techniques will keep you out of boredom, reduce disagreements, and keep you safe whether you're driving for a few hours or embarking on a legendary cross-country trip.

Have a well figured plan: This will help you know how to go about your trip, good planning cannot be ignored. Make arrangements with family or friends you would like to journey with. Where exactly you intend to go and who's will to drive amongst you. Hiring a driver isn't a bad idea either. It's important to get on the same page before you go. “Get some agreement on what you're attempting to accomplish up front. Are you attempting to get somewhere as quickly as possible? Is this an exploratory, meandering trip with the goal of getting lost and discovering new places?”..... Have these conversations before setting out.

Establish a budget: You should all agree on a budget for the vacation. For example, will you eat homemade snacks for lunch or go to one of the local hot spots? Will you be camping in your car or staying in an hotel? It's best to know what to expect ahead of time so that you can avoid any unpleasant surprises on the road.

Check your vehicle : Have your mechanic check your car's fluid levels, brakes, tires, and anything else that could cause difficulties a week before you embark on a lengthy road trip. Make sure you have a properly inflated spare tire, as well as jumper cables and additional wiper fluid. We are very sure you will not like to be stranded where there is no help. Car check is extremely vital.

Carry some cash: You may be accustomed to paying with a credit card, but this is not always possible in some locations. Cash may be required at petrol stations, national parks, and other locations, so have enough on hand.

Don’t forget the snacks : A road trip's snacks may make or break it. Have a variety of snacks, fruits, and vegetables on hand. At regular intervals, there should be something to eat.

Music and a phone charger : Music and the open road are a match made in heaven. There will be lots of opportunities to listen to music, so make sure you've downloaded some playlists on your smartphone (and don't forget to bring your phone charger along).

Get on the road early and drive during daylight hours : If you want to beat the traffic, get on the road as soon as possible, even if that means getting up at 4-5 a.m. “Leaving at this hour means the sun will rise an hour or so into your journey, providing spectacular sunrise views in new locations every day."

Get gas at every stop and make use of Google Map: Are you making a pit stop? Get a tank of gas. Passing through a little town? Fill it to the brim. Even if you have a full tank, it's never a bad idea to fill up on gas for those lengthy stretches where there are no gas stations in sight. Also, Enter your starting and ending points to get a sense of how long it will take. Change your route to see where you can travel and how long it will take.

Finally, stay safe out there. It is important that you remain secure.



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